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Moe Johnson Running with Moe

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

Observations and notes from the Olympic Trials

I watched the Olympic Marathon trials last week to see which three runners will represent the USA in Paris this summer. I get asked why I watch a bunch of runners for almost three hours. There isn’t the exciting game winning score that other sports have. I think a person has to be a runner to appreciate the level of training that goes into running a marathon. When I use the term runner I am referring more to a person trying to run a fast time and win an award. The jogger that enters to get a tee shirt is not able to understand how fast the runners are moving for the distance of 26.2 miles. I had one woman comment about a friend of hers that ran a marathon. When she was told the distance was 26.2 miles she commented, “My goodness, that is like running to Austin.” Then she asked, “How many days did it take her?” That is why I think a person running for a fast time and 26.2 miles would understand the effort that was being put forth by the competitors.

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Junior forward Christian Turner looks for an open teammate during the Bobcats game against App State. Turner finished the game with 11 points in the Bobcats win over the Mountaineers 63-56.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

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Davion Sykes hits the layup during the Bobcats game against App State. Sykes finished the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats stun App State in home win to extend winning streak

In one of the biggest wins of the season, the Texas State Bobcats stunned the Sun Belt Conference leading App State Mountaineers 63-56 to extend their winning streak three games.

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Bailey Guzman dribbles down the court during the Lady Rattlers game against Judson. Guzman, one of two seniors on the team, helped lead San Marcos to their first playoff berth since 2022.
Daily Record Photo by Gerald Castillo

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Ayleceia Pierson fights for control of the ball during the Lady Rattlers game against Judson.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Lady Rattlers take Judson to the wire in loss on Senior Night

The Lady Rattlers left everything on the floor Tuesday night.

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Sophomore forward Davion Sykes hits the layup during the Bobcats conference game against Southern Miss. Sykes finished the game with 12 points in Texas State’s 60-55 win over the Golden Eagles.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats win second straight game over Southern Miss

Texas State notched their second straight win on Saturday as the Bobcats defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 60-55.

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

Moe Johnson Running with Moe

Checking for signs of heat related illnesses

I was watching the Australian Open Tennis Championships last week between the number #1 seed and the number #4 seeds. The #1 was not performing well and had missed serves, unforced errors, and was losing games because of his poor performance. Having watched sports and been an athletic trainer for a number of years I made the comment, “There is something wrong with him. He is not performing at his usual level.” Between watching athletes perform below expectations and having experienced a few episodes of poor performance myself I could see something was not right. The first thing that came to mind was the start of heat exhaustion. The strokes were there but they were missing the ‘sweet spot’ on the racket, he was outside the lines and hitting the net. Australia is in a hot time of the year and dangers from heat are common. I write a column every year reporting the signs of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. The problem with heat illness is that they are accumulative in nature. Activities you did earlier in the day may affect performance in an activity later in the day. I thought that he may have spent too much time warming up before his match and now those subtle changes were affecting his performance.

Bobcats overcome South Alabama comeback to break four game losing streak

Davion Sykes slams it down on the slam dunk during the Bobcats game against South Alabama. Sykes finished the night with his first career double-double.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats overcome South Alabama comeback to break four game losing streak

Dylan Dawson hits the three point shot to put the Bobcats up. Dawson hit four three pointers for the night.
Daily Record photo by Gerald Castillo

Bobcats overcome South Alabama comeback to break four game losing streak

Texas State snapped a four game losing streak by withstanding a furious South Alabama comeback as the Bobcats defeated the Jaguars 74-66.

World’s best pickleball players showcase skills at Kissing Tree

Brandon Nsekpong returns a serve as Ben Johns watches on during a special exhibition match put by the Kissing Tree Pickleball Association.
Daily Record photo by Colton McWilliams

World’s best pickleball players showcase skills at Kissing Tree

Left to right, Brandon Nsekpong, Collin Johns, David Komie, Ben Johns and Dekel Bar pose after the exhibition match
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World’s best pickleball players showcase skills at Kissing Tree

Collin Johns sits down to watch to partner, Dekel Bar, volley back and forth with Ben Johns during the special exbition match hosted by the Kissing Tree Pickleball Association.
Daily Record photo by Colton McWilliams

World’s best pickleball players showcase skills at Kissing Tree

Members of the Kissing Tree Pickleball Association were in for a special treat last Saturday as they saw some of the best professional pickleball players show off their skills in a special exhibition match.

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